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MLB Draft Signings: Pirates Sign Adrian Sampson, Chris Diaz

The Pirates have signed two more 2012 MLB Draft picks, fifth-rounder Adrian Sampson and 11th-rounder Chris Diaz.

In addition, supplemental first-round pick Barrett Barnes began play with the State College Spikes, so that signing is also officially done.

Here’s the full list of official signings so far.

1a. Barrett Barnes, OF
2. Wyatt Mathisen, C
3. Jon Sandfort, P
5. Adrian Sampson, P
6. Eric Wood, 3B
7. Jake Stallings, C
10. Pat Ludwig, P
11. Chris Diaz, SS
12. Dalton Friend, P
13. Tom Harlan, P
20. Kyle Haynes, P
23. Lance Breedlove, P
25. Joshua Smith, P

Sampson was ranked the No. 84 overall prospect in the draft by Baseball America. He hails from a Washington state community college, but he had a commitment to the University of Oregon. Diaz is an infielder from North Carolina State. Both players are likely to head to State College.

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